A new friend of mine admitted, “My faith is messy; it’s not a not cookie cutter story.”
But the gospel is messy. The story of the cross is not a cookie cutter one. Blood and betrayal; beauty and victory; agony, intention, determination. And for the believers, being gobsmacked with uncertainty, terror, heartache– but then the resurrection, the joy of it, the mind-blowing triumph.
This is my faith. Messy, unexpected, and everything I want.